President Emomali Rahmon Attends Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asian Nations

DUSHANBE, 06.08.2021 (NIAT Khovar) – The Founder of Peace and National Unity, Leader of the Nation, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon attended the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of Central Asian Nations that took place on August 6 in Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan.

The meeting was attended by President Emomali Rahmon, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev , President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and President of the host country Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov.

Participants discussed the current state and prospects for further deepening cooperation within Central Asian nations in political, trade, economic, cultural and humanitarian spheres, as well as regional security.

«We are ready for a close cooperation with Central Asian nations in trade, industrial production, digital economy, innovation, modern technology as well as tourism, transportation, energy and ensuring food security,» noted President Rahmon.

The participants stressed that in the current context, serious attention must be paid to the development of new and effective measures to promote cooperation in priority areas.

Proposing a number of beneficial measures, President Rahmon stressed the need to intensify the development of the healthcare sector, industry, energy, transportation, and communication spheres, and to strengthen cultural and humanitarian ties.

He also noted that in the current context, cooperation of Central Asian countries in the fight against terrorism, extremism, radicalism, illicit drug trafficking, cybercrime, and transnational organized crime requires urgent action.

Cooperation for the promotion of rational and efficient use of water resources was also noted as vital especially for Central Asian countries.

President Rahmon also drew the attention of the heads of Central Asian nations to climate change, melting glaciers, disaster risk reduction, and the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tajikistan has been chairing the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea for three years, starting in 2020.

Following the meeting relevant documents were adopted.

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